St. Joseph’s/Candler Expands Cancer Treatment Into Statesboro
Feb 15, 2022
The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion – Statesboro has opened an oncology infusion center on the East Georgia Regional Medical Center campus with the physicians of SJ/C Summit Cancer Care
The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has opened a new cancer treatment center in Statesboro, furthering St. Joseph’s/Candler’s mission to bring oncology services closer to where people live.
It is the only oncology infusion practice in Bulloch County and it is located on the campus of East Georgia Regional Medical Center for quick access to specialists and medical services.
“We are very excited to expand access to our cancer treatment services into areas that, in the past, haven’t had access to such advanced treatment options. We will provide evidence-based cancer care and the benefits of the latest clinical trials to those in Statesboro and nearby communities like Pembroke,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. “We are extremely grateful to the leadership of East Georgia Regional Hospital for recognizing the need for these services in this community and for reaching out to us on how we could help meet that need.”
Adding medical oncology to East Georgia Regional is the most exciting development on the campus for 2022, said CEO Stephen Pennington.
“Patients won’t have to drive to Savannah to receive the majority of their cancer services, which is huge for our community,” Pennington said. “Having oncologists on our campus makes East Georgia Regional a better overall hospital. For patients, receiving care close to home will only improve their recovery. We really appreciate St. Joseph’s/Candler’s and Summit Cancer Care’s commitment to our community.”
The physicians at SJ/C Summit Cancer Care have been seeing patients in the Statesboro community for a number of years and were instrumental in working with the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion to provide medical oncologists to staff the new infusion location.
All of the physicians at this new location participate in the NCORP program and Clinical Effectiveness Teams in Savannah and include Dr. Grant Lewis, Dr. Ronald Goldberg, Dr. L.E. Bud Robertson and Dr. Drew White.
St. Joseph’s/Candler has been rapidly expanding access to cancer treatment programs across the region for the benefit and convenience of patients. Centers have been opened in Pembroke, Jesup, Waycross, Statesboro, Hinesville and Bluffton, S.C. in recent years.
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion – Statesboro
East Georgia Regional Medical Office Building
1497 Fair Rd Suite 311
Statesboro, Ga 30458
Details of the new facility
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion – Statesboro serves as a medical oncology practice with space for consultations, exams, procedures and chemotherapy infusion.
- Space for nine infusion chairs
- Four exam and procedure rooms for medical oncologists
- On-site blood draw lab
- IV Hydration/Electrolytes
- IV Iron Infusions
- Port Flushes
- Therapeutic Phlebotomy
This new facility is 3,400 square feet and St. Joseph’s/Candler invested $400,000 in improvements and equipment. It will employ about 10 people.
A Team Approach
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion – Statesboro will work collaboratively with the Summit Cancer Care specialists at the LCRP. The centerpiece of the LCRP model are the Clinical Effectiveness Teams who meet regularly to assure best practices in treatment regimens offered. Physicians present cases for multi-disciplinary discussions with physicians in Savannah for individualized treatment plans.
Clinical Effectiveness Teams are comprised of physicians with related specialties and support personnel who meet regularly to review individual cases. St. Joseph's/Candler has Clinical Effectiveness Teams for the following areas:
- Breast Cancer
- Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
- Genitourinary (GU) Cancer
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Thoracic (Lung) Cancer
About the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
At the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) at St. Joseph's/Candler, advanced technology and compassionate care combine to create one of the most innovative clinical oncology programs in the Southeast.
The LCRP is home to a team of highly trained cancer specialists that skillfully use high-impact technological screening and treatment options for optimal results. In addition, our team has access to nationally funded research and clinical trials and provides community outreach and education with an outstanding array of services specific to cancer patients and their families.
The LCRP is part of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program that aims to reach more Georgians needing cancer treatment in their own cities and towns.
Top photo: (L-R) East Georgia Regional Medical Center CEO Stephen Pennington, Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Executive Director Nancy Johnson, Summit Cancer Care Medical Oncologist Dr. Grant Lewis, Summit Cancer Care CEO/CFO Kristine Tillman and St. Joseph’s/Candler President & CEO Paul P. Hinchey
Bottom photo: East Georgia Regional Medical Center CEO Stephen Pennington and St. Joseph’s/Candler President & CEO Paul P. Hinchey tour the new Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion – Statesboro practice Monday